Santa's Magic Milk

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Get kids into the holiday spirit with this fun and magical science experiment for kids!

The Santa milk experiment is easy to set up and will leave the entire family in awe!
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This experiment requires just a few household items, making it very easy to recreate in your own home.  My kids stared in awe as they made Santa's bowl of milk "magically" come alive!  
Is it science or magic?  
You decide!

Materials
  • Whole milk/half and half
  • Green & red food coloring
  • Dish soap
  • A craft stick/cotton swab
  • A shallow container
Optional Additions:
  • Green & red glitter
  • Peppermint extract
Method
  • Begin by lining a shallow pan or container with whole milk or half-and-half.
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  • Add glitter & a drop of peppermint extract to the milk if scent is desired.  
  • Then, add a few drops of green and red food coloring.
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  • Now, take a craft stick or cotton swab and dip it into dish soap.
  • Place that end right into the center of the milk.  This is when the magic happens!
What Happens?  
Santa's milk will magically come to life right before your eyes! 
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The colors will swirl and dance, and any added glitter will literally jump to the outer surface of the pan!
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My girls thought this was SO COOL and wanted to make Santa's milk dance again & again!

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A Tip:  Is your milk losing steam?  To get your magic milk going again simply dip the craft stick in more dish soap, and then place it back into the center of the pan.

Extend the Fun and Experiment Further
  • Will different types of liquids produce the same effect?  Experiment and see!
  • What happens if you dip the craft stick off to the side of the dish?
  • Can your kids use their finger to make the milk dance?  We tried it! You will have to as well in order to find out if it works ;)
The Science
This experiment is truly magical, and it is filled with science, too!  You can read all about the science behind the magic milk experiment here.
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